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Saranac Lake High School Graduation

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Friday evening marks the Saranac Lake High School Graduation, among others, including Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.. We invite you to Join us for the K&J show on Monday as we speak with family members, students, and administrators. We’ll also listen in on the ceremony. K&J – 063014 – Saranac Lake High School Graduation  

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Plattsburgh is Hedging their Bets – on Sidewalks

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It appears as though Plattsburgh City Councilor Paul O’Connell is stuck between a rock and a hard place.. In this case, it’s more like the Hedge covering the sidewalks in his ward.. Three weeks ago, about 85 letters were sent to homeowners reminding them about a law that requires them to trim their hedges back…

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Gillibrand Bill Connects Youth with Jobs

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says key provisions from her legislation to help increase employment among at-risk youth have passed the Senate as part of the bipartisan, bicameral deal, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which reauthorizes federal job training programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Senator Gillibrand’s Urban Jobs Act would…

K&J – Invasive Species Week Follows July 4th Holiday

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Activities Set for NY’s First Statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week, July 6–12 KEENE VALLEY, NY This year marks the first Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York State and the Adirondack region is poised and ready with a lineup of great activities and events to mark the occasion. Some of the greatest harm to our…

Laura Chapot Wins Thursday Feature at 45th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show

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Lake Placid, New York–June 26, 2014–Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, swept the top two places in the Adirondack Flying Service 1.40meter Speed Class, Thursday’s featured event at the 45th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables. Adam Prudent of Middleburg, VA, took an early lead in the class when he completed…

SUNY – Mayor’s Cup Reunion 2014

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 26, 2014) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni Association will bestow awards of merit to a retired dean of nursing and a director in the U.S. Department of Justice. The Awards will be handed down at Reunion 2014 during Mayor’s Cup weekend. The event celebrates graduates from classes ending in 4 and 9…

Sanders Keeping an Eye on Fuel Speculators

WASHINGTON, June 26 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to make federal regulators invoke emergency powers to stop speculators from taking advantage of turmoil in Iraq to drive up oil prices and make motorists pay more for gasoline. “I am getting tired of big oil companies and Wall Street speculators using Iraq as…

Owens applauds Ikea decision to raise employee wages

Company will use regional cost of living to determine new wage floor at each U.S. store WASHINGTON—Congressman Bill Owens responded today to an announcement that Ikea will raise the average hourly minimum wage of its workers to $10.76 an hour at its 38 U.S. stores. The new average minimum wage represents a 17 percent increase…

Rain Rain Went Away

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Just in case you think the rain has ended for the summer, and may never come back, just remember what was like just a few days ago and even though the sunshine is out today and the weekend is looking just about perfect it’s always a good idea to pack that umbrella into the car…

K&J – Discussing Palliative Care and Other “Nick Nacks”

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Today on the K&J show we’re talking about starting a conversation with loved ones about end of life planning. Hospice Medical Director George Cook begins the conversation and in the studio with us AMC’s Chief Nursing Officer, Linda McClarigan. David Mader is Chief Patient Care Director of Oncology and Palliative Care at AMC in Saranac…

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3rd Annual Village-Wide Garage Sale Approaches Map Deadline

The deadline is approaching to get your garage sale on the map for the Village wide garage sale in Saranac Lake.. The third annual Village Wide Garage Sale sponsored by the Saranac Lake Women’s Civic Chamber takes place Saturday, July 12th but the map goes to print next week which means you have until June…

Water Rates Considered for S.L. Fire Protection

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The Village of Saranac Lake is asking for public input at a public hearing in two weeks to investigate the issues surrounding the best ways to help protect commercial properties and Businesses in the Village from fire while still charging a fee for the water used, or in this case, most of the time it…

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K&J – Mayor’s Cup Tri-Chair Jake DeSnyder & Valcour Sailing Club

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Today we’re talking with Jake DeSnyder who is one of the Tri-Chairs of the Mayors Cup Regatta and Festival in Plattsburgh about the event which has been run in Conjunction with the Mayor’s Office and the Sunrise Rotary.. We spoke with Jake following the announcement of the Stoweaways (performing at the City Docks at 7pm…

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Stefanik Wins Primary Contest with 60% of the Vote

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It’s been called the ugliest senate race in the country… The Mississippi Republican runoff between 7 term incumbent Thad Cochran, and challenger Chris McDaniel came down to a vote Tuesady. Cochran wins by a close margin.. In New York, Congressman Charles Rangel’s 22-terms in Congress could be decided by a very small number and is…

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Reviewing the Codes – Public Hearing Tuesday

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In The Village of Saranac Lake, the Code Review Committee is holding a public hearing this evening in their efforts to review the code and subsequently make recommendations to the Village Board as to any changes they see as important to bringing the laws up to date.. A resident of Saranac Lake, Caperton Tisot expressed…

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A National Award for Local Wound Center

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The Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center at Adirondack Health has received a national award for superior customer service and exceptional patient care. Located on Old Lake Colby Road behind Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, the Wound Care Center and its staff of specially trained physicians, registered nurses and medical professionals are the recipients of the…

CCC Names Smith Interim President

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The Clinton Community College Board of Trustees announces that Fred Smith has been appointed Interim President for the College. Mr. Smith’s appointment is subject to the approval of the SUNY Board of Trustees. Prior to SUNY approval, he will serve as Officer-In-Charge, a position that grants all the responsibilities and powers of the presidency.  Smith…

Saranac Lake Middle School To Schedule Quarters in Fall 2014

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The Saranac Lake Middle School heads into testing this week and when students return in the fall, they’ll have a new “Special” or Elective to take advantage of… Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden says old habits die hard because students can’t really choose electives, “But when we were doing budget proposals and developing a vision,”…

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Washed Out Section of River Trail to Get Makeover

The City of Plattsburgh and Plattsburgh State University Administrators are joining forces to re-route and re-construct a portion of the Saranac River Trail that washed out behind the athletic fields on the SUNY campus..  SUNY had granted the original easement for the Multi Use Path in June of 2009 and following it’s construction, the path…